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Help with my phalaenopsis

This is a discussion on Help with my phalaenopsis within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Hello, My Phalaenopsis is really stubborn in not blooming. I changed its light conditions and ...

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    Default Help with my phalaenopsis

    Hello,

    My Phalaenopsis is really stubborn in not blooming. I changed its light conditions and I still have no luck. Since I started watering it less frequently a few months ago, I noticed that most of the roots have dried out. Is this irreversible? Also, two of the leaves have developed some whitish/transparent areas - not sure what to make of those. I do not use fertilizer. I got it a bit over a year ago and I never re-potted it.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Dani

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    Without a photo it is hard to say, but I am a firm believer in fertilizer. If we expect our plants to work hard we need to feed them. It takes a lot of energy to grow and flower. I also like repotting to be able to check the roots, clean things up and insure that the growing medium is of top quality.

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    Usually when an orchid is old enough to bloom and it is not blooming it is a light issue. I would recommend increasing the light levels your orchid gets. Be careful that you do not let it get direct sun. If that doesn't solve the problem, then it might be a phal that requires a winter cool down to initiate a spike.

    Cheers,
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    Hi Phytochrome and Brutal Dreamer,

    Thank you so much for taking time to answer my question. I took my orchid to a local garden centre yesterday to have its medium changed. Hopefully my orchid would look better when I pick it up some time the incoming week, although one of the staff members told me the roots seemed pretty damaged...
    D.

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